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09 July 2015
Stop Those Monsters extract
Read an extract from our Chatterbooks Champion Steve Cole’s latest book, Stop Those Monsters!
09 July 2015
Chatterbooks Champions book extracts
Get a sneak peek of the latest books by our wonderful and brilliant Chatterbooks Champions, including Tom Palmer, Guy Bass and Elen Caldecott.
15 June 2015
Compton Valance Chatterbooks activity pack
Meet Compton Valance and his best friend Bryan Nylon, and join them in their mind-boggling time-travel adventures – all begun because they left a cheese-and-pickled-egg sandwich in a lunchbox for thirteen weeks! This pack gives information and tasters from the...
15 June 2015
Matt Brown video
Summer Reading Challenge Author of the Month Matt Brown talks Compton Valance
04 June 2015
Lottery Boy reading guide
Find out about Lottery Boy and it’s author Michael Byrne in this great reading guide. Includes discussion topics and questions from the author.
01 June 2015
The Great Outdoors Chatterbooks activity pack
The themes in The Great Outdoors Chatterbooks activity pack include outdoor activities and adventures: gardening, camping, hiking, sport, picnics; nature and wildlife; exploring new places and environments; enjoying, sharing and making the most of the world we live in. Something...
01 May 2015
Inspiring Art Chatterbooks activity pack
Here’s a Chatterbooks pack full of books and ideas about art –to inspire your groups in their reading and talking about and enjoyment of art, and in being artists themselves.
28 April 2015
Step by step: draw a leopard
An easy, step-by-step activity sheet teaching children how to draw a leopard. Perfect for arty Chatterbooks sessions!
28 April 2015
David Wiesner discussion guide
Delve into David Wiesner’s book Art and Max with your Chatterbooks group using these discussion points.
17 April 2015
James Patterson activity pack
This special James Patterson pack is full of fun activities for Chatterbooks groups: write your own comic, design your own cut-out bookmark, crosswords puzzles and much more!
02 April 2015
Classic children's books - Chatterbooks activity pack
In this Chatterbooks pack we offer a list of some favourite children’s book classics and ask ‘What do you think is a classic book?’ You will find discussion and activity ideas relating to the books in our pack, and a...
01 April 2015
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Write Your Own Storybook activity sheets
We have two activity sheets for you to download from Usborne’s creative book Write Your Own Storybook. Perfect for Chatterbooks children’s reading clubs.
27 March 2015
A Whisper of Wolves Chatterbooks activity pack
A Whisper of Wolves is the first title in an exciting new 4-part fantasy series, Guardians of the Wild, by début author Kris Humphrey. It’s especially for young pre-teen readers – an adventure encompassing animal companionship, courage, and protection of...
27 February 2015
Shakespeare Chatterbooks activity pack
Hark! Here is a special Chatterbooks activity pack for Shakespeare Week 2015 – Celebrate in Libraries with details of books for young people about Shakespeare, and retellings of his plays, plus ideas for discussion and fun activities.
05 February 2015
Green is Best Chatterbooks activity pack
This is an activity pack about all kinds of things Green. It has green men and green creatures, and explores the colour green – but it is especially about learning and caring about the world we live in.
04 February 2015
Gobstoppers Chatterbooks activity pack
Want books that make you laugh? Here are four great books in Macmillan’s Gobstoppers collection which were new in 2015, plus ideas for activities in your Chatterbooks reading group.
03 February 2015
13 Storey Treehouse poster
Andy and Terry need help finishing their treehouse! Print out this poster to help them complete their amazing 13 storey treehouse.
23 January 2015
Guess How Much I Love You storytime kit
It’s twenty years since the publication of Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram, one of the world’s bestselling and best loved picture books. Walker have put together this brilliant storytime kit for libraries to...
19 January 2015
World Book Day 2015 Chatterbooks activity pack
Here’s our 2015 World Book Day Chatterbooks activity pack. It includes tips for running Chatterbooks children’s reading clubs, and ideas for a special World Book Day session. Look out for our new World Book Day activity pack coming in 2016.
13 January 2015
Alien Invasion Chatterbooks activity pack
In this Chatterbooks Alien Invasion pack are stories about other beings and other worlds – and about how this earth might seem to travellers from other planets! An activity pack filled with out-of-this-world fun for your Chatterbooks groups to read...
01 December 2014
Winter Wonderland Chatterbooks activity pack
Looking for ideas to use with children in your Chatterbooks reading groups in December? Here’s our amazing Winter Wonderland activity pack filled with fantastic wintry children’s books, and all kinds of fun activities to keep you warm in the cold....
07 November 2014
Info Challenge Chatterbooks activity pack
November 7 is National Non-Fiction Day and to celebrate we’ve created an amazing info challenge activity pack filled with all kinds of wild and crazy (and true!) information. The pack is bursting with activities guaranteed to boggle your mind with...
01 November 2014
World of Norm Chatterbooks activity pack
Here is our Chatterbooks activity pack all about the wonderful (if maybe at times unfair) World of Norm by Jonathan Meres.
23 October 2014
Colour in Elmer!
Download these fabulous Elmer activity sheets and help him get his colour back!
23 October 2014
Chatterbooks activity pack - Superheroes, Comics and Cartoons
This Chatterbooks activity pack takes a look at comic books and cartoons – and lots of other graphic ways of telling stories. As well as a wealth of reading suggestions there are ideas for discussion and group activities – including...
16 October 2014
National Poetry Day 2014 activity pack
There are all sorts of poems – simple, complicated, scary, funny, sad, rhyming ones, limericks, haiku and shaped ones. Many tell stories. Poetry is about using words and language imaginatively and creatively. Everybody can have fun writing and listening to...
10 October 2014
Mary Poppins activity pack
This is a pack of reading ideas and activities inspired by P L Travers’ well-loved book Mary Poppins, brought to you by The Reading Agency in partnership with Disney and publisher HarperCollins Children’s Books.
10 October 2014
Buckle and Squash activity sheets
Three Buckle and Squash activity sheets for your Chatterbooks groups: a wordsearch, a draw-your-own, and a design a doorhanger activities.
08 October 2014
Scary Tales activity sheets
Download these Scary Tales activity sheets in time for Halloween. Activities include a tutorial on how to fold your own paper bats, a chilling crossword and spooky Bingo.
15 September 2014
Chocolates, sweets and other treats - Chatterbooks activity pack
This activity pack is inspired by everyone’s favourite, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015. The pack is jam-full with lots of yummy ideas for your Chatterbooks children’s reading group, plus suggestions...